Welcome to the memorial page for

Annie Jane Baker

May 7, 1918 ~ June 20, 2017 (age 99)

A homegoing celebration for Mrs. Annie Jane Baker of Tampa, Florida who passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 will be held Saturday, July 1st, 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Moriah P.B. Church, 1225 N. Nebraska Ave., Elder Dr. B.R. Fulton, pastor, officiating. The interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Annie Jane “Sister Keaton” as she was called and known in the family was the oldest daughter of thirteen children. She was the daughter of the late Ike Keaton and Elnora Baker Keaton, she was born May 7, 1918 in Gadsden County in Quincy, Florida. Annie Jane attended the public schools of Gadsden County in Quincy, Florida in the Mount Pilgrim Community where she was reared. As she grew up to seek employment, she worked as a housekeeper for private families for many years. Annie Jane was converted and accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and joined the Mount Pilgrim P.B. Church in Quincy, Florida where she served many years. In that church, she was taught Christian values and morals. Immediately she became a Christian worker and teacher by teaching her younger sisters and brothers the Christian way of life. “Sister” as we called her was an amazing “people person” who always exhibited great concern for others. She was blessed by God with many talents, which she freely shared. She was given and reared up a daughter from birth and three grandchildren. She was joined in holy matrimony to the late, Willie James Baker. To this union, one child was reared. The family moved to Tampa, Florida, she was employed with the public school system as a lunchroom assistant and grandparent assistant. Annie Jane was a faithful member of Greater Mt. Moriah P.B. Church for more than 50 years. After a blessed and beautiful life, she boldly answered her “Victory” call from her creator to transition to her eternal heavenly home. Now we celebrate her life, let us remember how she touched our lives. She leaves a legacy as a sound and faithful servant of God, teacher and mentor who imparted a lifelong impact on the lives of all that she touched. We loved her unconditionally, she will be truly missed. She is now gone to receive her crown and unite with love ones who have preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her precious memories with her daughter, Annie Louise Shaw Brooks (James) of Tampa, FL; three grandchildren, Anthony, Sheryl and Tyrone Johnson of Tampa, FL; a devoted and caring goddaughter, Margaret White of Land O Lakes, FL; two sisters, Hester Mae Lee of Blakely, GA and Thelma K. Powell of Quincy, FL; five nieces, Margaret Keaton of Long Beach, CA, Betty Keaton Smith and Annie Keaton Lawrence of Tallahassee, FL, Gloria Jean Keaton and Dorothy Keaton of Quincy, FL; two nephews, Alexander Powell (Carolyn) of Quincy, FL and Aldo Ray Powell (Wendy) of Deltona, FL; one sister-in-law, Ada Williams of Quincy, FL; four great grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; a host of cousins and other relatives and friends. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, June 30th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.

 Service Information

June 30, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aikens Funeral Home
2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33610

Funeral Service
July 1, 2017

11:00 AM
Mt. Moriah P.B. Church
1225 N. Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

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